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This iOS Developer Thinks Amazon Coins Are A Trick That Will Deceive Customers (AMZN)

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Garrett Murray, a well-known iOS designer/developer, thinks the new Amazon Coins system is "a terrible idea for consumers" that could potentially cost them money down the road.  Amazon Coins, launched Monday, let customers buy apps, games and in-app items from the Amazon Appstore and on their Kindle Fire tablets. Amazon has given 500...
This iOS Developer Thinks Amazon Coins Are A Trick That Will Deceive Customers (AMZN)

Auto Dealers Complain That Tesla Stores Are Illegal... Despite Not Actually Selling Anything

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Another day, another story of stupid protectionist regulations getting in the way of anyone trying to be innovative. This time, it's about Tesla, the well known electric car company based out here in California. Apparently, various states have set up ridiculous protectionist laws that say it's illegal for automakers to...
Auto Dealers Complain That Tesla Stores Are Illegal... Despite Not Actually Selling Anything

Nokia Lumia 610 now shipping to UK buyers

www.electronista.com
Nokia launched the Lumia 610 smartphone in the UK on Wednesday. As the company's entry-level Windows Phone-powered device, it has just 256MB of RAM and is relegated to Windows Phone 7.5. Major UK carriers and retailers including Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Three, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u will sell the...
Nokia Lumia 610 now shipping to UK buyers
Venture capital fundraising falls 35 percent in Q1

Will people pony up for a prepaid iPhone?

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Prepaid's hefty upfront cost may turn people off, but there is potential to save money down the line. [Read more]...
Will people pony up for a prepaid iPhone?

Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

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This post is sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. It’s happened to everyone who sells for a living: You meet with a prospective client to show them the goods. Then you meet with them again. And again. But they still won’t pull...
Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

Android poised to hit its peak this year, Windows Phone to become No. 2 smartphone OS by 2016: IDC

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A new report from research firm IDC suggests that Android will reach the peak of its growth in 2012, as overall mobile shipments begin to slow, but states that it will be Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform that will make inroads into the smartphone market currently dominated by Google and Apple....
Android poised to hit its peak this year, Windows Phone to become No. 2 smartphone OS by 2016: IDC

Why buy a smartphone when you can lease it?

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We can lease cars and all kinds of other products, so why not a smartphone? TMNG Global, a consulting and strategy firm that works with all the major carriers, is introducing the first mobile device leasing program in the U.S., which will allow operators to offer no-money-down one-year leases for handsets...
Why buy a smartphone when you can lease it?

iCloud Now Has 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer

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Well, that was fast. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer just announced on Apple’s Q2 2012 earnings call that the company’s iCloud service has attracted 125 million users in the roughly six months since the service launched. It seems like just yesterday that Oppenheimer revealed that the service had 85 million users,...
iCloud Now Has 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer

Easy Tips to Spot Fake Olive Oil

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You might think that you're making the healthier choice by buying olive oil instead of sunflower, but, without knowing it, you could be throwing money down the drain. The fake olive oil industry is very profitable, so here's you can make sure you're not one of its victims. A piece...
Easy Tips to Spot Fake Olive Oil
Rethinking the humble lead acid battery with chip and disk drive machines
Here's What I Meant When I Said 'Microsoft Is Throwing Money Down A Rat Hole' (MSFT)
As Equity Crowdfunding Nears, Platforms Race to Be the First

This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup ... And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG)

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You're always hearing about how people quit their cushy jobs to do a startup and then got rich. But sometimes the story doesn't go that way. Before GoalSponsors founder David Murray landed a role on Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," he had a comfortable job as a product manager at...
This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup ... And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG)

Desperate For Revenue, Facebook Turns To The Gambling Business... (FB)

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Facebook is going into the gambling business. Starting today, report Christopher Thompson and April Dembosky of the FT, Facebook will allow users in the UK to play bingo for real money. Real-money slot machines will soon follow. Gambling is much more socially and legally acceptable in the UK than in...
Desperate For Revenue, Facebook Turns To The Gambling Business... (FB)

Ouch: Panasonic forecasts staggering $10B annual loss

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Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic has projected that it will lose a record $10.2 billion (780 billion yen) in 2012 as it tries to fix its struggling TV business, the company said Friday. Panasonic will join Japanese rivals Sony and Sharp in trying to revamp and restructure its business to...
Ouch: Panasonic forecasts staggering $10B annual loss
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